Wire EDM

The AP450L Wire EDM features Sodick’s Linear Motor Technology. The AP Series is Sodick’s line of high end, high precision machines. The AP450L is a fine wire machine that is ideal to EDM small intricate precision parts requiring fine wire diameter and cutting accuracy of 2 micron. With oil dielectric, the AP450L ensures the minimum over burn resulting in maximum cutting accuracy.



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X - Axis Travel 17.72” (450 mm)
Y - Axis Travel 11.81” (300 mm)
Z - Axis Travel 5.91” (150 mm)
U, V Axis Travel 1.38” x 1.38” (35 x 35 mm)
Wire Diameter Range (min ~ max)

0.003” ~ 0.012” (0.07 ~ 0.3 mm)

Maximum Workpiece Weight 220.5 lbs (100 kg)
Distance From Floor to Table Top 43.31” (1,100 mm)
Machine Tool Dimensions

90.16” x 70.08” 85.43” (2,290 x 1,780 x 2,170 mm)

Machine Weight 14,109.6 lbs (6,400 kg)


Taper Flex
Sodick Rotary Table (WS4P or WS5P)
50 lb. Wire Spool Feeder
SodickCare Premier 3 and 5 Year Extended Warranty


Sodick’s Linear Motor Driven Wire EDMs have no backlash and are vibration-free, this results in machining accuracy combined with a fine surface finish.

Material: Cemented Carbide (G5)
Thickness: 2.756” (70 mm)
Surface Finish: .05 µm Ra
Wire: .004” (.1 mm)
Cutting Time: Convex, 16 hours 55 min – Concave, 20 hours 50 min

AP450L Wire EDM Sample

Detailed Product Description

Linear Motor Drives with Absolute Glass Scale Feedback Coupled with a Bridge Design

Sodick’s AP450L linear motor driven, high precision Wire EDM has improved cutting performance which is ideal for micro machining. The combination of the linear motor drive system and bridge design has vast improvements in positioning and machining accuracy. It takes advantage of backlash-free precise axis movement, while minimizing the deformation of the machine structure. High levels of initial machining accuracy can be maintained for a long period of time. The double-column structure offers accurate positioning in machining various sized parts. It incorporates effective measures to prevent thermal deformation and increase rigidity. Sodick offers a 10-Year positioning accuracy guarantee to ensure that customers can make sure of Sodick EDMs with a sense of security

SMART Control Technology – LN1W

The AP450L Wire EDM features the newly developed LN1W power supply unit and utilizes “Perfect Active Control” technology. It also uses 1 Gbit/sec serial communication technology featuring high-speed processing of the discharge control and motion control in a simultaneous process.


The AP Series features energy-saving designs and technologies. Compared to conventional EDMs, the Sodick Wire EDM Range can reduce average energy consumption by up to 60%.

High Speed Automatic Wire Threader

The new high speed, automatic, annealing wire threader improves wire straightness which increases the AWT repeatability especially at larger Z heights. During the annealing process, the wire is heated, stretched and cut to a sharp point resulting in a smaller required wire guide clearance improving part accuracy. The tensile force of the wire is monitored by a sensor installed in the wire traveling system for data feedback to maintain the optimum condition.

Since the annealing AWT can thread in the submerged mode, the worktank does not have to be drained when wire threading. The Z axis position will automatically set the dielectric fluid for the operator.

Cross-Roller Guide

The AP450L offers a highly-rigid cross-roller guide that minimizes sliding resistance with friction to maintain high levels of straightness.